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Borg vs McEnroe, one of two real-life male contests in today’s VIFF picks
The other shows Engels prodding Marx to get more revolutionary. Plus, ratings of two other films.
Oct 10th, 2017
The Wolverine is murky, The To Do List is all about sex and Crystal Fairy is too airy
Hugh Jackman is back in his most famous role: the Alberta-born Marvel Comics mutant Wolverine.
Jul 25th, 2013
Gods worshipped by the power elite
Every avowed Christian president of the U.S.A has blatantly ignored at least two Commandments.
Jan 12th, 2012
A final Zen koan: so bloody what?
Mystical searching has become a hodgepodge. The art of breaking ground with your shovel and digging deep in one spot has become rare.
Dec 16th, 2011
Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?
A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does compassion play in solving it in time?
Jan 24th, 2011
Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and "Other" are one for this seeker
Harold Rosen has written an extraordinary book that seeks to restore the narrative thread that runs through the world’s major religions.
Dec 13th, 2010
The Dalai Lama drinks tea at the Vancouver Peace Summit, caught here by photographer kris krug.
Oct 2nd, 2009
Jeff Balin On "Big-A Agendas," Values, and Buddhist Thought
A leadership coach talks with VO about meaning, values, and work.
Linda Solomon Wood
Aug 15th, 2009